nghê

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See also: nghe, nghé, nghề, and nghệ

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contracted from Chinese 狻猊 (Toan Nghê), one of the 龍生九子 (Long sinh cửu tử, Nine sons of the dragon)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier con) nghê ()

  1. a creature that has the traits of a dog and a lion, serves as a guardian of temples, similar to a Chinese guardian lion